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March 30th, 2013, 09:08 AM
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OK ladies!

This was eggs-tremely tricky to calculate, lol. As I'm sure you can imagine. I had to list the words in a Word document as I collected to keep track of them, and if I've made any mistakes, I hope you will forgive me! If you find a mistake (if you think I've missed out a valid word you entered, or if you see a repeat in the list below) please let me know. However, please read the below IN FULL first.

First of all, I repeat, the game was to find words in which you could substitute the word EGGS for a portion of the word. Words containing ex, egs, ecc, and in one case, ecz, for eggs-ample.

I have NOT counted points for entries where you have instead substituted the word EGG for a portion of the word (ie in words containing eg, ec or egg). There were also quite a few where people had substituted EGG for an a sound in a word, again I have not counted these. There was also one where the actual sound substituted for was aggs rather than eggs and I have also not allowed this.

I have counted all unique words, including those derived from the same root words already entered. So for eggs-ample, eggs-ample and eggs-emplify counted as two different words, as did eggs-tatic and eggs-tacy.

I have disregarded spelling errors, including putting EGG where you meant EGGS, provided the word originally had the EGGS sound ie ex, egs, ecc, or ecz - so you won't have lost points for spelling.

I checked and double-checked words where I had the slightest inkling it might be a repeat, but as I say, PLEASE check this.

Between you wonderful ladies, you have come up with the following rather eggs-haustive list of permitted, unique EGGS words:

Eggs-cellent
Eggs-citing
Eggs-actly
Eggs-traordinary
Eggs-ertion
Eggs-ample
Eggs-ercise
Eggs-press
Eggs-hume
Eggs-tra
Eggs-emplify
Bis-eggs-ual
Eggs-aggerate
Eggs-tended
Ambid-eggs-trous
Eggs-pedition
Eggs-alt
Eggs-tatic
Eggs-lax
Eggs-plode
Supercalifragilistic-eggs-pialidocious
Eggs-perience
Egg-sit
Eggs-otic
Eggs-pel
Co-eggs-ist
In-eggs-pensive
Eggs-crement
Eggs-periment
Eggs-pose
s-eggs-tuplets
eggs-pedite
t-eggs-tile
eggs-orcist
eggs-hibit
eggs-pand
eggs-pired
eggs-hale
eggs-hibitionist
eggs-pert
eggs-am
eggs-tacy
eggs-hausted
eggs-onerated
eggs-ecutive
eggs-tort
s-eggs-y
eggs-asperate
trans-eggs-ual
eggs-istential
eggs-treme
eggs-haust
eggs-ema
eggs-husband
eggs-foliate
eggs-hilarate
eggs-uberance
eggs-ile
eggs-odus
eggs-oskeleton
Eggs-box
Eggs-ray
Eggs-punge
Eggs-pression
Eggs-clusive
Eggs-cel
T-eggs-as
Eggs-change
Eggs-quisite
Eggs-terior
Eggs-terminate
Eggs-tinguish
Eggs-tinct
b-eggs
eggs-tortion
eggs-traterrestrials
eggs-cuse
eggs-pectorant
M-eggs-ican
h-eggs-agon
eggs-ponential
fl-eggs-ible
eggs-girlfriend
eggs-convict
eggs-communicate
eggs-entric
eggs-ponentially
eggs-pecting
eggs-pansion
Eggs-calibur
Bowl-eggs
Eggs-istence
Anor-eggs-ic
Spand-eggs
t-eggs-ture
eggs-ited
eggs-acerbate
eggs-pectation
eggs-ponent
eggs-foliant
homos-eggs-ual
t-eggs-ting
heteros-eggs-ual
Lat-eggs
Apopl-eggs-y
Ind-eggs
Cinepl-eggs
L-eggs-us
Catapl-eggs-y
Eggs-cetera
Eggs-panding
Pyr-eggs
Unis-eggs
Eggs-ertion
Eggs-aggeration
Eggs-pressionless

SpankyMagoo, elizabethchallis, suziequep and Txmom4, you especially rocked this challenge. You ladies even had me looking words up on Google to check they were really words, and I've got an English degree!

Don't get discouraged if your team didn't amass quite as many points as others in this challenge. The Easter quiz for over the weekend potentially holds 60 points per team - 20 points per person - if you answer ALL the questions and get them ALL correct.

Phew! I'm eggs-hausted. And I still have a bunch of challenges to collect points from!

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